In January 2016 we took gold in the Business Efficiency Award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards, presented in London, awarded to the manufacturer that has most successfully brought in new operating practices to boost productivity and business performance.

The award was given in recognition of our achievement in constructing our on-site mixing plant to have better control over materials and improve service for our customers. The new facility is the most technically-advanced mixing plant in the UK and has been designed with future expansion in mind. It's fully automated to ensure absolute efficiency.

The development has delivered a high return on investment. As a result, The UK arm is now the most efficient manufacturing plant within its wider Group.

The VEKA UK Group was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and was up against tough competition from a range of dynamic businesses, small and large, from across the UK. The judges said that the company had an excellent story to tell about business efficiency and showed obvious passion about the improvements it had made.

Dave Jones, Managing Director of The VEKA UK Group, says: “Business efficiency is something all manufacturers work for and aspire to, so to win this award is a great accomplishment and compliment to our team.

“Our investment in our new mixing plant will underpin our continuing growth in coming years and allow us to focus on delivering the service our customers deserve.  We are passionate about all aspects of our business and today this dedication and focus has paid off. We hope our success will inspire other manufacturers and encourage them to share their achievements too.”

Carl D’Ammassa, Group Managing Director - Business Finance at Aldermore, says: “The VEKA UK Group is a fantastic example of the impact a successful business efficiency and productivity strategy can have on a business. Its high return on investment on its new on-site mixing plant is inspirational and will play a key role in underpinning its future success.

“This achievement was driven through hard work, dedication and a high focus on what the company wanted to achieve - the VEKA UK team deserve to be winners and we wish them continued success in the future.”

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